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“In the dream our subject has entered into a new life, at least to the extent that she holds down a different job from her waking one. She had already informed me that for some five years she has worked as a secretary for a tool and die firm. (And could this possibly be your delicate touch? Tooling into oblivion.) However, her working day in the dream finds her as a long-time employee of a fashionable clothes shop. Like those state witnesses the government wishes to protect with new identities, she has been out-fitted by the dream with what seems to be a mostly tacit but somehow complete biography; a marvelous trick of the mind, this. It appears that the duties of her new job require her to change the clothes of the mannikins in the front window, this according to some mysterious schedule. She in fact feels as if her entire existence is slavishly given over to dressing and undressing these dummies. She is profoundly dissatisfied with her lot, and the mannikins become the focal point of her animus.

Such is the general background pre-supposed by the dream, which now begins in proper. On a particularly gloomy day in her era of thralldom, our dummy dresser approaches her work. She is resentful and frightened, the latter emotion an irrational 'given' at this point in the dream. An awesome load of new clothes is waiting to attire a windowful of naked mannikins. Their unwarm, uncold bodies repel her touch. (Note this rare awareness of temperature in a dream, albeit neutral.) She bitterly surveys the ranks of these putty-faced creatures and then says: 'Time to stop dancing and get dressed, sleeping beauties.' These words are spoken without spontaneity, as if ritually uttered to inaugurate each dreaming session.”
Thomas Ligotti - “Dream of a Mannikin”

Miskatonic Musings Podcast Ligotti Episode
Apr 15, 2014 - 4:07 PM - by Nicole Cushing
I was recently the guest on an episode of the relatively new podcast Miskatonic Musings. The topic was Thomas Ligotti. (It was essentially, a "Ligotti 101" sort of episode, designed for the newbie, but I thought I'd post info about it here, too, in case anyone was interested in the discussion).

Here's a linky-link, for those interested. http://www.miskatonicmusings.com/epi...bortion-party/
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Table of contents for 'Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti'
Mar 12, 2014 - 12:09 PM - by matt cardin
Here it is. Also see my Teeming Brain post to the same effect.



BORN TO FEAR: INTERVIEWS WITH THOMAS LIGOTTI


Subterranean Press, 2014

Introduction by Matt Cardin: "Of Masks and Mystagogues"

PART ONE: ENCHANTING NIGHTMARES (1988-1992)

Thomas Ligotti with Carl T. Ford, Dagon
Carl T. Ford (1988)

Thomas Ligotti with Stefan Dziemianowica and Michael A. Morrison
Stefan Dziemianiwocz and Michael A. Morrison (1991)

Weird Tales Talks with Thomas Ligotti
Darrell Schweitzer (1991)

PART TWO: THIS FUNHOUSE OF FLESH (2000-2003)

The Grimscribe in Cyberspace
John B. Ford (2000)

Disillusionment Can Be Glamorous
E. M. Angerhuber and Thomas Wagner (2001)

Work Not Done
Thomas Wagner (2003)

PART THREE: A NECESSARY DERANGEMENT (2004-2011)

Literature Is Entertainment or It Is Nothing
Neddal Ayad (2004)

It's All a Matter of Personal Pathology
Matt Cardin (2006)

A Conversation with Thomas Ligotti, The Mumpsimus
Geoffrey H. Goodwin (2007)

Thomas Ligotti Interview, Weird Tales
Geoffrey H. Goodwin (2009)


Interview Nonsense with Thomas Ligotti
David Ableev (2009)

The Damned Interviews: Thomas Ligotti
Tina Hall (2011)

PART FOUR: BORN TO FEAR (2011-2013)

Interview: Thomas Ligotti, The Hat Rack
Nathan Katz (2011)

Thomas Ligotti on Weird Fiction
Weird Fiction Review (2011)

Interview by Pål Flakk, Gateavisa
Pål Flakk (2012)

Born to Fear, Coś na Progu
Sławomir Wielhorski (2012)

Interview with Thomas Ligotti, Wonderbooknow
Jeff VanderMeer (2013)
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Subterranean Press: %50 discount on pre-order (2 Ligotti titles)
Mar 03, 2014 - 11:56 AM - by klarkash
**THIS IS OUT OF DATE, afaik unfortunately this special has ended**
Subterranean Press is having a %50 off sale on pre-orders until tomorrow, the 4th of March. This appears to apply to BOTH of their forthcoming Ligotti books (The Spectral Link and Born to Fear). This is a great deal, clearly.
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